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Regulation & Safety

In order to keep the cosmetics industry safe as well as innovative, there is a strong regulatory structure in place.

If you want to know about the new regulations and their effect on the industry, or the progress of alternative testing methods, or to stay on top of the latest regulatory requirements , we've got you covered!

India must align regulatory framework with Europe, says L'Oreal chairman

03-Feb-2016 - Loic Armand, president of L’Oreal, has said that India must bring its cosmetics regulation closer in line with that of the European Union.

Guthy Renker withstands formulation queries but must amend subscription clarity in ads

29-Jan-2016 - The Advertising Standards Authority has called out Guthy Renker for misleading consumers over payment terms in a teleshopping advert for its skin blemish product.

Swedish Chemicals Agency proposes national microbead ban for cosmetics

26-Jan-2016 - The Swedish Chemicals Agency Kemi has proposed the ban of rinse off cosmetic products that contain plastic microbeads in Sweden, saying it should be subject of EU-wide regulation, in a...

Seven Scent’s UK-first complete halal certification opens up ‘important market’

22-Jan-2016 - As the halal cosmetics market continues to grow, fragrance firm Seven Scent has become the first UK-based fragrance supplier to achieve halal certification for its entire portfolio.

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

21-Jan-2016 - While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further...

PETA questions if China sales violate EU animal testing ban for cosmetics

19-Jan-2016 - Animal rights organisation PETA has questioned whether a number of major make-up brands are violating the EU cosmetics ban on animal testing by selling products in China under the same...

Danish authorities asked to take a look at 36 PHMB-containing cosmetics products

13-Jan-2016 - The Danish consumer group THINK Chemicals has demanded that action be taken by Danish authorities after it found that polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) is still being used in 36 cosmetics and...

Gillette files infringement lawsuit against Dollar Shave Club

17-Dec-2015 - Procter & Gamble is well known for fiercely guarding what it sees as its intellectual property and this time it’s after Dollar Shave Club for allegedly infringing on its razor...

Brazil recognition means all Evonik cosmetics sites have GMP certification

17-Dec-2015 - Evonik announces that its Americana production site in Brazil has followed the lead of its European facilities and has achieved Cosmetic GMP certification, meaning that all 12 of its sites...

More than 200 women named in lawsuit against Wen hair care

15-Dec-2015 - Chaz Dean, celebrity hair stylist and owner of the Wen hair care line, has been named in a lawsuit that claims more than 200 women from over 40 states have...

Nanomaterials very unlikely to damage skin if topically applied, says EPA

15-Dec-2015 - The risk of topical products containing nanomaterials, such as sunscreens, damaging or penetrating the skin is very limited, according to a new report compiled by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

Federal government makes headway on microbead ban

08-Dec-2015 - Monday, the House of Representatives voted on a bill to impose a national ban against using the plastic ingredient in cosmetics and personal care product formulations. The Senate has yet...

Oriflame granted EU patent for novel anti-ageing active following ‘groundbreaking’ research

08-Dec-2015 - Oriflame has achieved an important milestone in its strategic focus on skin care, after the Swedish firm was granted an EU patent for its novel active ingredient, Aspartolift, which has...

Chemical safety heading towards animal-free assessments with €50m investment programme

04-Dec-2015 - Cosmetics Europe and the EU’s FP7 have each contributed half the funds towards a €50 million European public–private partnership (PPP) – the largest of its kind – as it looks...

‘Free-from claims are based on fears and should stop’

03-Dec-2015 - Cosmetics and personal care products should avoid using ‘free-from’ claims on their packs when referring to certain chemicals, as they just trade off fear, according to an industry panel who...

GSK Japan delays alopecia drug launch after Catalent manufacturing halt

03-Dec-2015 - GSK has delayed the Japanese launch of a male pattern baldness drug after a production halt at a French facility operated by its CMO, Catalent.

Product claims must be substantiated or industry will challenge

27-Nov-2015 - Hair care products need to do fulfil the claims made on the pack and in advertising as this is the essence of claim substantiation, according to an industry expert, who...

Elizabeth Arden reformulating MI out of face creams

26-Nov-2015 - Cosmetics maker Elizabeth Arden announces that it is reformulating a number of its face creams without the preservative Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and that new products are on the way, having been...

EU sets guidelines on labelling cosmetics from Israeli settlement; Israel condemns decision

13-Nov-2015 - The European Commission has issued new guidelines that mean that cosmetics made in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land sold in EU member states must now have clear...

European Commission approves zinc oxide as a UV filter in cosmetics

30-Oct-2015 - The EU Commission Working Group on Cosmetics has voted in favour of approving zinc oxide as a UV filter in cosmetics in Europe, which has undoubtedly pleased a number of...

CTPA refutes any suggestion that cosmetics cause breast cancer

22-Oct-2015 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has moved quickly to play down claims that cosmetics products could contain chemicals linked to an increased cancer risk.

ISO maintains tabled guidelines aim for consistent framework and to encourage innovation

22-Oct-2015 - With no harmonised technical data on natural and organic cosmetics in place, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) tabled draft guidelines (16128) which it maintains will create a consistent framework...

New Recommendation

Cosmetics Europe makes recommendation to cease microbead use

21-Oct-2015 - The Personal Care Association has issued a recommendation for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers to discontinue the use of plastic microbeads in their wash off products in order to stop...

Natrue unclear on whether ISO guidelines will add or end consumer confusion

15-Oct-2015 - Natrue has questioned whether the ISO 16128 guidelines will actually add to further consumer confusion rather than creating clarity, with potential for only the perception, rather than reality, of natural...

Danish EPA finds most preservatives used in cosmetics are safe

13-Oct-2015 - The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its latest assessment of preservatives in cosmetics products and found that most are safe for use in their current permitted concentrations.

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